How to Get Started

Giving life to your memories …

Memories……what a gift and treasure they are especially when you have lost someone you dearly loved.  Whether you have lost a parent, spouse, or a child to death or if a family member has been afflicted with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, we understand how important it is that your loved one is never forgotten.

It is our desire to help capture your memories by creating a quilt that represents life, a life of someone who is greatly missed and forever loved.  A memory quilt has the ability to bring comfort and healing as it honors your loved one and becomes a family heirloom to share with future generations.

 A private consultation provides the opportunity to share your loved one’s story.  You will be guided through the process of personalizing your memory quilt by using the pieces of a life lived and allowing us to arrange them into a beautiful pattern that will be cherished for years to come!

Quilts can be made from …

  • Adult/child/infant apparel, logowear, neckties, jerseys, pajamas, blankets, needlework, towels, bedding, hats, photos, poems, scripture verses, signatures, etc.
  • Fabrics chosen that reflect interests, hobbies, colors, etc. (ie: fishing, music, cars/airplanes/boats, farming, athletics, schools or universities, clubs, etc.)
  • Together our imaginations are your only limit!

How To Get Started...

To understand what to expect, and the steps of the Living Threads memory quilt process,

Click Here to view the “Journey of a Memory Quilt” Video.

Please feel free to contact Jill at our office 616-748-6505 or email her at for  any questions or to schedule your personal and private consultation. A conference or skype call is available if you live outside our local area or unable to travel to the Living Threads facility.


Living Threads does not discriminate in our provision of services based on race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other criteria protected by the law.

We reserve the right to not use articles of clothing brought to Living Threads for the purpose of a memory quilt that are vulgar, violent, pornographic, overtly sexual, offensive, derogatory language/imagery, etc. based on our discretion.